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Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas

Ripple Foods The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food system. Ripple Foods is one such startup in Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the dairy industry with pea protein. The company joins a growing list of game-changing food startups that have launched out of the lab and into the consumer market in just the last few years.… Read More

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Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence

AWS logo AWS announced today that it was expanding its relationship with Salesforce.com, with Salesforce naming the cloud giant a preferred cloud provider. The agreement should help Salesforce increase its international presence without having to build its own data centers in countries that have data sovereignty laws, which require that data stays in-country. It’s expensive to build their… Read More

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Nuheara’s IQbuds are somewhere between wireless headphones and a hearing aid

Nuheara I went into the Nuheara demo not knowing what to expect. Not in the sense of, “How good will these be?” so much as, “I’m not exactly sure what these things do.” Like, are they headphones? Are they hearing aids? The answer, interestingly enough, is a little bit of both. The IQbuds are, ostensibly, Bluetooth earbuds. That they’re completely wireless is enough… Read More

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SpaceX continues ambitious launch schedule with next mission, fifth one this year

SpaceX’s three recovered rockets in a hangar at Kennedy Space Center / Image courtesy of Elon Musk/SpaceX Less than a month after their last successful mission, SpaceX is back at it again. Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 5:40pm EDT tomorrow with telecommunications satellite Thaicom 8 on board. What’s truly notable is that tomorrow’s launch will be the fifth one for SpaceX this year, demonstrating an increased launch frequency compared to last year. In… Read More

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Terrapattern is reverse image search for maps, powered by a neural network

culdesacs Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: Why didn’t Google come up with this 10 years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a marina, a roundabout — and it immediately highlights everything its algorithm thinks looks like it. It’s remarkably fast, simple to use and potentially very powerful. Read More

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A lending case involving top VCs moves toward a trial

moneytacks Elevate, a venture-backed company that uses big data to assess loan applications from people with low credit scores, has been called out as a predatory lender, including in Fortune last year. One reason among others is that the APR on some of its loans is a stunning 349 percent. Yet the company’s predecessor, Think Finance, which was founded in 2001 and quietly spun out Elevate into… Read More

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Facebook will shut down FBX, its desktop ad exchange

facebook mobile Facebook plans to shut down FBX, the ad exchange that allows advertisers to buy retargeted desktop ads using third-party tools like Criteo and AppNexus. The news was first reported in The Wall Street Journal and we’ve confirmed it with Facebook. In an emailed statement, Vice President of Monetization Product Marketing Matt Idema suggested that this is part of Facebook’s shift to… Read More

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Pokémon GO launches into beta in the U.S.

niantic-nintendo Niantic Labs, the game maker that was spun out of Google last year following Google’s move to Alphabet, announced today that its new title Pokémon GO is launching into beta in the U.S. Those early adopters who signed up to become “field testers” earlier in May are now receiving their invites to the game, in order to offer the company feedback ahead of its broader launch.… Read More

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Slack now has 3 million users chatting it up on the service every day

slack-large Slack has quite a lot of users that are logged-on to the chat service quite a lot of the time. The enterprise communication app published a little update on its company blog today announcing that the service is still growing pretty rapidly, tripling its daily active users in less than a year and doubling its concurrent users in the past 8 months. Three million users use the app on a… Read More

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Magic Leap is giving 10 Twilio devs early access to its SDK

magicleap-shutterstock_344631905 Today Magic Leap founder/CEO Rony Abovitz made a new announcement—strangely via remote video feed at Twilio’s SIGNAL developer conference. Magic Leap are planning to integrate Twilio’s tools and services into the Magic Leap SDK. Also, Magic Leap are selecting 10 Dev Twilio developers to get early access to their dev tools. Read More

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